Eileen Murphy

Lead Faculty in Drawing/Painting/Printmaking in the MFA Visual Art


email - emurphy@nec.edu
website - View Eileen's work

Eileen Murphy has spent her life along the Hudson River and has lived in Brooklyn, NY for the last fifteen years. Her current paintings are based on the landscape of Columbia County, NY, where she spends part of her time. While she uses some techniques of the Old Masters, Eileen's paintings respond to the modern environment and current moment in contemporary art. Her work is intensely detailed that requires a lot of time and technical knowledge - she works from dark to light, and builds images using classical methods as well as photographs.

A lot of her inspiration comes from upstate New York where she grew up and spends a lot of her time. Eileen has shown widely in New York City and the metropolitan area, and was awarded residencies to the Vermont Studio Center in 2004 and to Yaddo in 2013 and 2017. She received the Individual Artist Award from the Santo Foundation in 2017; in that same year, she was  invited by the US Department of State to participate in the Art in the Embassies program. Her work is currently on view at the American Embassy in Algiers, Algeria, and in 2018 Eileen was invited to that city to give a workshop and a series of lectures. She is currently represented by Garvey|Simon in New York City and by Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, New York.